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Desert Valley Hospital, an innovative 148-bed acute care hospital provides state-of-the-art, quality health care. Desert Valley Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty medical group in the area since 1985. The Hospital was founded and built from the ground up by Dr. Prem Reddy in 1994. Desert Valley Hospital’s emergency department is the most efficient in the region with Fast Track that significantly reduces patient wait times. Desert Valley Hospital received a coveted “accreditation with commendation” designation in its first year of operation from the Joint Commission. Desert Valley Hospital is a five time winner of the “Top 100 Hospital” in the Nation award presented by Thomson Reuters. Premier/CareScience recognized the hospital as one of the Top 1% of Hospitals in the Nation for quality of healthcare. HFAP (Hospital Facilities Accreditation Program) gave the hospital the highest marks of any hospital in California for quality patient care with a 99.4% score of achievable standards. PacifiCare’s Quality INDEX survey conducted in 2004 ranked the hospital the top of the Top 10 Hospitals in California, surpassing Loma Linda, Eisenhower and Hoag Memorial Hospitals. Desert Valley Hospital’s post-anesthesia care unit is a nine-bed unit that cares for not only post-surgical patients, but also patients following special procedures.

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Gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures are the most common procedure. The department addresses the dynamics and complexity of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients needing surgical procedures 24 hours a day. The department is functionally segregated from other hospital units and is staffed and equipped with the necessary specialized equipment to meet the needs of those patients requiring surgery. The five areas of service that make up the Surgical Services Department are surgery, pre-operative holding area, postanesthesia care unit, special procedures room, and central sterile supply. Surgery has four operating suites. The types of surgery provided are General, Urological, Gynecological, Orthopedic, Plastic, Vascular, ENT, and Endoscopic. Located in Victorville, Desert Valley Hospital also offers more than 20 private rooms (at no additional charge), a six-bed Intensive Care Unit and a Step-Down Unit for patients who require a higher level of care than their regular acute-care setting. Desert Valley Birth Place offers six decorated private suites for sharing the joy of new life in a home-like atmosphere. Emergency medical care is available without an appointment 365 days a year through their Emergency Department. Overlooking Apple Valley at the top of the hill in Victorville, Victor Valley Global Medical Center, is a 101-bed acute-care nonprofit hospital. The Hospital is governed by a board of directors comprised of area business professionals and physicians, and advised by a Physician Advisory Board and Community Advisory Board, and is the first dual accreditated hospital by the Joint Commission and Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program. The hospital is committed to improved community health and to their position as the premier hospital providing excellence in care, community leadership, and becoming the employer of choice. Victor Valley Global Medical Center, offers a full range of family healthcare services, from primary acute and highly specialized regional services to outpatient services, vascular, orthopedic, and nationally recognized maternity and gynecological care programs. Victor Valley Global Medical Center services also include a 24hour Emergency Department, and Senior Emergency Department.

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